The Government of Rwanda is committed, through the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), to produce a regular Multidimensional Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) as a thematic report to complement the monetary poverty information generated in the Integrated Living Conditions surveys (EICV). In this respect, NISR produced its first MODA thematic report using the EICV data of 2016/17 which covered children between 5-17 years old. This report has been critical in the implementation and monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals in Rwanda, guiding sectoral and cross-sectoral programming as well as national and decentralized budgeting prioritization.
The Social Policy Research Institute (SPRI Global) supported the Government of Rwanda and the NISR in the child poverty measurement, analysis, and training of national partners towards the completion of this report. The report can be accessed here.
SPRI Global is currently supporting the NISR with a training on the methodology for Multidimensional Overlapping Deprivation Analysis for staff of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) using EICV and DHS data. The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) has recently (July 2020) completed the data collection process of Demographic Health Survey data and aims to generate an updated MODA report covering indicators for children below 5 years old. SPRI Global will also support NISR with the drafting of the MODA report for children in Rwanda.